Have you ever considered if the steel you are using or purchasing is sustainable? Or where it originated from?
A material such as steel is a sustainable material for reasons that are vital to all parties concerned. Steel products are durable and the long life of steel means that valuable resources and energy consumption is conserved in the manufacturing process of other building materials.
BlueScope Steel has launched an interesting sustainability website, that features in-depth information on steel’s sustainable credentials and showcases sustainable solutions for building, infrastructure, mining, energy and manufacturing.
The website http://sustainability.bluescopesteel.com.au/ is a credible resource for sustainability specialists, industry personnel and the general public.
The website also features examples of sustainable steel used both nationally and internationally including residential buildings, commercial construction, industrial projects as well as larger steel schemes in infrastructure, mining, energy and manufacturing.
The site is intended to take you on a journey that discusses key attributes of the Life Cycle of Steel. It begins with the raw materials, recycled content and water usage needed for steel production. It then progresses to steel manufacturing, highlighting BlueScope Steel´s innovative collaborations, before moving onto steel transportation.
A key feature of the website’s life cycle of steel is recognising sustainable steel building solutions through design. The guide provides practical information on design for the Australian climate and design for sustainability, which includes topics such as healthy indoor spaces and green rating tools such as Green Star ™.
[Source – Master Builders Magazine]